Lauren Blocker

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Almond Press-In Crust

8 servings<p>The key to the flavorful crust for this summery fruit tart is letting it bake until it’s really well-browned throughout, which might mean letting it get a bit darker than you’re used to.<p>June 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>½ cup almond flour (we like Bob’s Red Mill …

Baking

The Super-Soft Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Big Ma Didn’t Want Us to Find

<i>Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more! In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish they've inherited, and why it's meaningful to them.</i><p>Lerotha Guy, my Big Ma, was everything you could need in a grandmother. She was the matriarch of our bloodline. She kept her …

Dessert

The Crunchy, Pantry-Friendly Salad That Basically Only Needs a Can Opener

Throughout the year 2000, my family ate our way through dozens and dozens of cans of beans. We had received them from my mom’s father—he was convinced computers would malfunction in the transition to the new millennium, sparking riots and food shortages. Canned beans were a cheap, long-lasting …

Of Course We Love Ottolenghi's Rhubarb Galette

<i>In celebration of Ottolenghi’s</i> Sweet<i>—one of our favorite baking cookbooks of 2017, now available with thoroughly tested and updated recipes—we've partnered with Ten Speed Press to bring you this show-stopping spring galette.</i><p>While pie reigns supreme on many tables, I much prefer it’s cousin: the …

Baking

How to Throw an English Tea Party Worthy of the Royal Wedding

As far as we’re concerned, May 19 can’t come soon enough! When Meghan and Harry walk down the aisle, the world will be watching — and so will we! If you’re going to be up at the crack of dawn (and even before, for all you West Coast watchers), you might as well make it an <i>event</i>. So pour yourself a …

Weddings

Low-Commitment Wedding Soup

April 2018<p>8 servings<p>This recipe takes all the right shortcuts and none of the wrong ones. We doctor up sweet Italian sausage for the meatballs, opt for adding canned beans instead of boiling pasta in a separate pot, and still manage to make an uber-flavorful soup without having to call for boxed …

16 Make-Ahead Recipes From Ina Garten That Will Change the Way You Cook

If ever there were an award for queen of make-ahead recipes, Ina Garten would win. She's so good at this cooking strategy that she wrote an entire cookbook about it. The beauty of <b>Make It Ahead</b> is that "each recipe includes clear instructions for what you can do ahead of time, and how far in …

Cooking

A Honey-Garlic Chicken to Mix-Pour-Bake in 20 Minutes

Weeknight cooking comes in two forms for me, in general. There’s the hurried—nay, <i>harried</i>—kind of nights when the hours slip away like seconds, and you’re rushing to get anything resembling a balanced meal on the table. And there’s the rhythmic, all-business kind, when you’re just executing …

How to Care for (& Keep Track of!) All Your Food Storage Containers

<i>Welcome to Spring Clean Your Life, your one-stop shop for gotta-try-those tips & bookmark-me inspiration to spruce up your kitchen and home this season—and well beyond.</i><p>I have a fantasy of a completely uniform kitchen, where every scrap of food is stored in a container that coordinates with all the …

The Sweetest Way to Eat Rhubarb Doesn't Involve a Ton of Sugar

Ah, spring. It means milder weather, budding daffodils, and farmers market hauls of asparagus, ramps, and our favorite sassy vegetable-that’s-legally-a-fruit, rhubarb. In the small sliver of time between April and June, rhubarb is a regular guest at the table—you see it in buckles, pies, …

Turn Last Night's Grain Salad Into This Weekend's Brunch

If you’ve got a batch of cooked farro in the fridge, or even a half-used bag of uncooked farro kicking around in your pantry, the solution to tonight’s dinner and tomorrow’s brunch is the same: a farro frittata. Start with farro salad (either freshly made or leftover), cover the salad with eggs and …

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

Baking

Cassoulet Is the Most Epic Dish You Will Ever Make

Our classic version takes no shortcuts and requires a little planning, but every step is totally doable, even if you’re not a pro.<p>I have made cassoulet more times than is advisable—first in culinary school, once with a friend for a dinner party, and at least half a dozen times in the BA Test …

Cooking

The Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Our Staff Can’t Stop Eating

I was five, maybe six or seven or eight, sometime in the late ’90s. There was a bake sale at my elementary school. Cookies, cakes, brownies, blondies, the usual suspects—except wait!—except for those, those sugar-crusted, dark chocolate cookies with peanut butter bellies and the very cutest name:</i> …

This Simple, Fragrant Cake Is Half Flour, Half Nuts (But That's Not Its Only Secret)

The simplest desserts are often the best ones to come out of my kitchen. When baking, I'm endlessly fascinated by the alchemy of transforming a few humble ingredients—flour, eggs, sugar, and so on—into something golden-crusted and moist-crumbed and utterly addictive.<p>Today's cake recipe is a perfect …

Are Sliders Just Mini Sandwiches?

For most of its life, the word <i>slider</i> didn’t mean tiny hamburger. Its debut dates back to 1530, when it just meant “skater.” Fast-forward to the late 1800s, and it indicated a type of turtle. Fast-forward again to the early 1900s, and it specified a baseball pitch, one that laterally zooms toward …

Can You Make Cassoulet? Oui!

<i>This winter, we’re demystifying classic, intimidating-sounding French dishes by breaking down the essential techniques, which you can apply to any recipe you have, be it</i> Mastering the Art of French Cooking <i>(which our Cookbook Club is all over), or one you’ve inherited.</i><p>As we near the end of January, …

No-Recipe Morning Glory-Style Muffins to Free Up Your Mornings

I am a woman who wants it all, wants both things: I want mountains <i>and</i> ocean, to be invisible <i>and</i> be able to fly. I want to buy organic and local <i>and</i> still feel like I’m getting a deal. I want to drink a lot of coffee <i>and</i> not get caffeine shakes. I want to be someone who wakes easily at 5 a.m. and sets …

The $50 Dinner Party You Can Completely Make Ahead

That's right: 10 guests, $50 worth of groceries, and nobody will even see you cook.<p>I’ve been hosting dinner parties for over ten years now, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: <b>I don’t really want anyone to see me cook</b>. It was cute and all, at least when I lived in a big shared …

Cooking

A Two-Step Coconut Bath Soak for Sinking Into After a Long Day

A couple of years ago I got the most wonderful bath soak as a gift. The main ingredient was coconut milk powder, and I loved how it made my bath feel silky and luxurious, soothed dryness, and had a gentle, subtle coconut scent. I made that gift last as long as I could—but all good things come to an …

You Haven't Met a (Chocolate!) Banana Bread Like This Yet

Does anyone really <i>need</i> another recipe for banana bread? (There are 230 versions, and counting, on this site alone.) Make room in the recipe box, because you need this one: banana bread made with dark chocolate in two forms, sea salt, <b>olive oil</b>, and tangy sour cream. It’s a pretty great thing, …

Here's How to Make the One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf You All Love

Community member deensiebat, who goes by Deena Prichep, added a recipe for a One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf to our site about 8 years ago—almost to the day. Since then, it has become one of our community's most trusted—and most favorited—recipes. It's a light and airy tumble of some of our favorite …

Quinoa

The Buttery, No-Fail Way to Cook Seafood

Delicate, flaky seafood may not be the first choice that comes to mind when planning party entrées—too many opportunities for overcooking—but that’s probably because you aren’t thinking of the <i>en papillote</i> (in parchment paper) cooking method. Hear us out. By wrapping light fillets, sweet crabmeat, …

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Is Almost Laughably Easy and Impresses Everyone

You're 10 minutes away from homemade sausage patties. Make a few batches and freeze them for brunch emergencies.<p>If I'm betting on a breakfast sandwich race, I'm always rooting for sausage, egg, and cheese. There's nothing wrong with a BEC, but something about a griddled sausage patty feels more …

Breakfast

30 New Year's Eve Dessert Recipes

Send off 2017 in the right way. With lots chocolate and sugar.<p>You're dressed up, drinking Champagne, and ready to embrace the fresh start that is the coming year. So what's the best way to say goodbye to the previous one (besides the Champagne)? Dessert, clearly. Here are 30 recipes to complete …

Dessert

Weekend Plans: This Quiche With a Magic Sweet Potato Crust

Eggs, kale, and a killer gluten-free crust.<p>It never occurred to me that a quiche recipe belonged on Healthyish until I passed through Topanga, California last May. My morning began with a long run in the canyon that felt like getting into a fight with a mountain (the mountain won) compared to my …

Breakfast

25 Roasted Vegetable Dinners to Save your Weeknights

Whenever I'm cold and hangry and at a loss for what to make for dinner, I turn to roasted vegetables. I roughly chop whatever I have in my crisper or pantry, be it cauliflower, turnips, or winter squash, crank up my oven, get out a sheet pan—and boom, I'm already halfway to dinner.<p>Roasting turns …

Under $100: Feminine Work

Ruffles, delicate floral prints, and girly bows on silky fabrics are one of fall’s prettier trends: And they’re blessedly easy to wear. The key to …

Under $150: Work Essentials

Putting together the perfect work wardrobe is kind of like constructing a house: Start with a solid foundation—in this case it’s classic shapes with …

Clothing

Butternut Squash Baked Pasta

4 servings<p>The assignment: A satisfying, creamy, crave-worthy baked pasta that would still be delicious without (most of) the cheese. Nailed it!<p>December 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup hazelnuts or walnuts<p>4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling<p>1 large onion, finely chopped<p>3 …

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